Coconut Laddoo Recipe is a traditional, utterly delicious Indian Sweet, prepared during festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc.
What the Coconut Ladoo Recipe?
Coconut laddu is an old-fashioned Indian sweet loved by every age group. It’s soft, chewy and melts in your mouth!
Coconut laddoos are an absolute delight to make especially when you are running out of time and you have to make some sweets instantly for your guest or whenever you crave for some instant sweets. The moment you put these in your mouth, they melt bursting out with fresh flavors.
These coconut ladoos always reminds me of my childhood. In those days this was the only sweet which my Mom used to make during Dusshera. And in fact, we never knew that coconut could be used for anything else. We always thought that Coconut is used to make coconut laddoos until I married a South Indian and found that there were so many different things that you can make with Coconut.
Here are some of the other recipes that you can make with Coconut:
People make coconut laddu as per their taste and preferences, some makes it with jaggery and some others make them with condensed milk to give these ladoos extra richness.
The bottom line is, no matter what you add and how you make, coconut ladoos taste best. This recipe is absolutely hassle-free and you can always make these in advance for any festival or puja.
So today I am sharing my mom’s coconut laddoo recipe with you all, which is very simple and easy to make and just requires three ingredients. Hope you will love them as much as I do.
And Mom says that there are two more things you can do to make it even more instant. They are –
First, simply pulse the coconut with the skin on in the blender, though the colour would be a bit darker than usual. But they are equally good in taste.
Second, you can add coconut, sugar and cardamom in one go in a pan, heat it, and when you find that the mixture is becoming sticky and you can make a ball, then switch off the gas and you are done. Just make ladoos and serve.
Basic Ingredients used for this recipe:
Coconut: Fresh coconut tastes best to make these laddoos. But you can also use frozen coconut or desiccated coconut.
Sugar: I have used sugar to sweeten the ladoos, but you can also use jaggery, palm jaggery or condensed milk to sweeten the balls. The coconut ladoos made with jaggery are the best.
Cardamoms: Cardamom is authentic and traditional. Cardamoms are used to flavor the coconut ladoos. For alternative flavorings, you could also try saffron, or a few drops of rose water.
I have added little cashew nuts to it, which is completely optional but if you want, feel free to add your preferred nuts.
Coconut Laddoo Recipe
- 2 nos Coconut would make about 2 cups of freshly grated coconut
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
- Add sugar and water to a pan and cook on a low flame.
- Cook until the solution starts to thicken or until you get the one thread consistency.
- Now add the grated coconut and cardamom powder to it. Stir well.
- Keep stirring frequently until you get a thick and sticky mixture.
- Turn off the flame and allow it to cool a bit.
- While it’s still a bit warm.
- Take a spoonful from the mixture and shape it into round balls by pressing it between your palms.
- If the mixture gets cold, then making the coconut ladoo is impossible.
- In this case, return the pan or bowl on the fire and slightly warm the mixture and continue to make the ladoo.
- So the coconut laddus are ready to be served.
Frequently Asked Questions about Coconut Laddu Recipe
Is desiccated coconut the same as grated coconut?
Grated (or regular, shredded) coconut contains more moisture and larger flakes as compared to desiccated coconut. Desiccated coconut is smaller, drier, and ground. It’s the shape that works best in this recipe.
How many calories are in coconut ladoo?
One ladoo is 63 calories. As always, cross-check with your preferred nutrition calculator if following any diet plan.
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